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Average Salary for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Around 32,000 undergrads attend Indiana University, a public research school in Bloomington, Ind., grouped in the top 28 percent of universities by ROI, where they receive a great education with a lesser long-term cost. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Hoosiers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. The data for this synopsis comes from former IU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

out of 420

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

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Software Engineer
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Executive Director
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,880
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Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Details

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)


State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

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Graduates of IU are found working in a number of different fields including the health care industry, the manufacturing industry, and the financial services industry. The majority of IU alumni wind up in the education industry. Those with an education from IU earn an average of around $60K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $53K per year compared to men, who earn about $70K.


The most lucrative professionals among IU alumni are Finance Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $98K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at approximately $91K and $82K are Optometrists and Software Engineers. Business Analysts face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $55K.


The most popular destination for former IU students is Indianapolis. It is also not uncommon to find former IU students living and working in Washington, DC — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of approximately $76K. Many former Hoosiers consider Bloomington a second home, and it is typical to find a large population of former students living in the area despite its lower-than-average median pay (around $45K). Chicago and New York are popular choices as well.


For above-average pay, former IU students find their way to Cummins, Inc. — the company offers unbeatable salaries at $85K. Bringing in the least amount of money are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) employees; they earn an average of $48K.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance leads to the highest pay for IU grads ($106K per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Journalism — their annual income amounts to $44K on average.


Former Hoosiers with Strategic Planning abilities can expect to make 49 percent more than their former classmates (about $90K). Project Management is a popular skill among IU alumni, with roughly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one-fourth of alumni receive sick leave. The greater part of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while most respondents receive dental plans, too. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the greater part of survey participants contribute to a 401(k). Graduates of Indiana University are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $60K for University of Louisville alumni, making their earnings most comparable to IU grads. Other schools similar to IU include the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Purdue University-Main Campus.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1560 1890
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats

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$33,624 - $75,676
$39,180 - $97,418
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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$51,309 - $107,849
$38,255 - $77,335
$30,705 - $64,106
$65,000 - $99,000
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$35,405 - $84,148
$29,782 - $56,364
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